Elvira Bittner (b. 1964) is a certified translator since 1989 and studied German and Italian language and literature in Munich and Amsterdam. She has been working as a freelance literary translator from Italian, English and later Dutch to German ever since, mostly of novels (f.e. by Kristien Hemmerechts, Yvonne Keuls, Adriaan Jaeggi). She lives in Munich and is also doing guided tours in the city and its museums there. Which is one of the reasons why she‘s also very interested in translating nonfiction-books with a focus on history, politics and art.